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Backfirewall_ - Mini Review - Xbox

Backfirewall_ is a great with a great premise/setting. You play as an update assistant inside a smartphone on a mission to save the operation system OS9 from deletion. Developer Naraven Games and publisher All In! Games bring this comedic, first-person adventure game to Xbox consoles and it's filled with witty humour, clever puzzles and unique characters!

Features: Clever physics-based puzzles

👁 Review terminal errors in RAM, party in the Speakers’ exclusive nightclub, navigate through the Wi-Fi bureaucracy, and explore other areas of a smartphone.

Cheat-codes to manipulate the environment

👁Hunt down or create bugs, trim binary trees, master music-controlled platforms, collect errors, and delete data using special cheat-codes.

A variety of app-characters

👁 Gossip with quirky pieces of software—the sassy Photos, the insecure Social Media F, or the neglected Health, among others—and uncover their distinct side stories.

Numerous collectibles

👁 Collect emails scattered about to discover a parallel story of the mysterious phone User.

Unproductive and useless humor

👁 Enjoy meta satirical humor and breaking the fourth wall.

Backfirewall_ is a pretty enjoyable adventure game filled will innovative puzzles that are fun to work through without becoming tedious. The unique setting of the game really adds to the exploration aspects of the game although some of the areas could use a little more lighting as they get pretty dark. The story is surprisingly satisfying and features lots of great dialogue. The jokes are hit and miss however with some landing and others falling pretty flat. The soundtrack is great and the voice acting is top notch and really brings the characters to life. A great original game that I recommend you check out!


Backfirewall_ was released to onto the Xbox store on the 30th January 2023. It's playable on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S consoles. The game is priced at £11.74 and can be purchased HERE.

A copy of the game was provided for this review. A big thanks for that.

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